Notice of Public Meeting; Proposed Alluvial Valley Floor Coal Exchange Public Interest Factors; Montana, 62137-62138 [2010-25060]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 194 / Thursday, October 7, 2010 / Notices accommodate comment submission after the planned September 9th and September 10th public scoping meetings, and to address the broad public interest in the Project. Scoping comments on the proposed Walker Ridge Wind Project will now be accepted through October 13, 2010. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 43 CFR 1610.2. Thomas Pogacnik, Deputy State Director, Natural Resources. [FR Doc. 2010–25360 Filed 10–6–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLIDI01000–10–L12200000.EB0000] Notice of Intent To Collect Fees on Public Land in Fremont County, Idaho, Upper Snake Field Office Under the Federal Lands Enhancement Act Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), the Upper Snake Field Office will begin collecting fees for the day use area and a fee for use of the Recreational Vehicle dump station at Egin Lakes Access Recreation Site (Egin). The day use fee will be $5 per day for the use of the area, and $10 per use of the recreational vehicle dump station. A $60 season pass will be available. The site is located in Fremont County, Idaho. DATES: Effective Date: There will be a public comment period that will expire on November 8, 2010. The BLM welcomes public comments on this proposal, and the public is encouraged to participate by submitting their comments on fee collection at this site. Six months after the publication of this notice, the Upper Snake Field Office will initiate fee collection in the day use area at Egin, unless the BLM publishes a notice to the contrary in the Federal Register. A recreation fee business plan jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:42 Oct 06, 2010 Jkt 223001 for Egin was completed and reviewed by the Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council (RAC). The RAC provided a recommendation to the Upper Snake Field Office affirming the proposal to collect fees at the Egin Day Use Area. ADDRESSES: Mail comments to: Field Manager, Upper Snake Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 1405 Hollipark Drive, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Upper Snake Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 1405 Hollipark Drive, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401, telephone: (208) 524–7500. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Egin Day Use Area, which provides developed parking and other amenities to visitors wishing to recreate on the St. Anthony Sand Dunes, is located in Township 7 N., Range 39 E., Section 3, N 1⁄2, NW 1⁄4 SW 1⁄4, Boise Meridian. Pursuant to REA, 16 U.S.C. 6801 et seq., and implementing regulations in 43 CFR part 2933, fees may be charged for day use that occurs in a highly developed, highly visited recreation area. The Egin Day Use Area qualifies as a ‘‘standard amenity recreation fee area’’ under 16 U.S.C. 6802(f); therefore, a recreation fee may be charged for use of the area. Fee collection at the Egin Day Use Area is consistent with the Medicine Lodge Resource Management Plan (1985), and the Egin Lakes Area was identified and analyzed for day and overnight use fees in the environmental assessment prepared pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act for the Egin Lakes Project Site Plan (2001). Fees for use of the campground have been collected for years and will continue. Specific visitor fees will be identified and posted at the sites. This notice announces that visitors must purchase a recreation use permit as described in 43 CFR 2933 for day use and pay a separate fee to use the recreational vehicle dump station. Fees must be paid at the self-service pay station located at the Egin Day Use Area. Holders of an America the Beautiful-The National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Interagency Annual Pass, Interagency Senior or Access Pass, Interagency Access Pass, or an InteragencyVolunteer Pass will have all day use fees waived. The BLM is committed to providing and receiving fair value for the use of developed recreation facilities and services in a manner that meets public use demands, provides quality experiences, and protects important resources. Day use fees collected at the Egin Lakes Day Use Area will help PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62137 ensure funding for the maintenance of existing facilities, and providing recreational opportunities and resource protection. The BLM will report to the RAC each year on how the revenue from these fees has been used. A copy of this report will be available to the public at the Upper Snake River Field Office at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section above. Future adjustments in the fee amount will be made in accordance with the Egin Lakes Access Recreation Site Business Plan, consultation with the RAC, and through public notice and comment. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 6803(b). Wendy Reynolds, Field Manager, Upper Snake Field Office, Bureau of Land Management. [FR Doc. 2010–25359 Filed 10–6–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLMTC02200–L13200000–PP0000– LXSICOMP0000; MTM–99236] Notice of Public Meeting; Proposed Alluvial Valley Floor Coal Exchange Public Interest Factors; Montana Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby notifies the public that it will hold a public meeting to consider a proposal to exchange Federal coal deposits for Alluvial Valley Floor (AVF) fee coal pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, as amended, and the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) of 1977. This exchange (serial number MTM–99236) has been proposed by Jay Nance, Brett A. Boedecker, as personal representative for Susanne N. Boedecker, Joseph P. Hayes, Patricia Hayes Rodolph, and the Brown Cattle Company Shareholders Coal Trust, collectively referred to as Nance-Brown. DATES: A public meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on October 19, 2010. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at The Bicentennial Library of Colstrip at 417 Willow Avenue, Colstrip, Montana. The Alluvial Valley Floor Environmental Assessment can be viewed on the BLM’s Miles City Field Office Web page located at http:// www.blm.gov/mt/st/en/fo/ miles_city_field_office.html. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1 62138 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 194 / Thursday, October 7, 2010 / Notices Dan Fox, AVF Project Manager, BLM Miles City Field Office, 111 Garryowen Road, Miles City, Montana 59301, telephone 406–233–3664. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required under the BLM’s regulations at 43 CFR 2203.3, a public meeting must be held after completion of an environmental analysis and prior to the issuance of a notice of decision. The purpose of this public meeting will be to receive oral and written testimony and comments on the public interest factors (see determination of public interest at 43 CFR 2200.0–6 (b)) associated with the Nance-Brown exchange. The exchange proponents, NanceBrown, seek an exchange as required by section 510(b)(5) of SMCRA, which provides that owners of coal determined to be unminable due to prohibitions against mining coal within an alluvial valley floor, west of the 100th meridian, west longitude, are entitled to an exchange of coal with the Federal Government (30 U.S.C. 1260(b)(5)). Pursuant to section 510 of SMCRA and the revised stipulation entered on January 29, 2010, in Nance v. Salazar, No. CV–06–125–BLG–RFC (D. Montana), the BLM is considering an exchange of Federal coal in Montana, within the Ashenhurst Tract, to equal the value, as determined by appraisal, of approximately 3,379.55 acres of nonFederal coal in the alluvial valley floor of the Tongue River, in Montana, owned by Nance-Brown. The Federal coal in the followingdescribed land in Rosebud County, Montana, is being considered for exchange by the United States: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ashenhurst Tract Principal Meridian, Montana T. 1 N., R. 40 E., Sec. 22, all; Sec. 26, all; Sec. 28, all; and Sec. 34, lots 1–4, N1⁄2, N1⁄2S1⁄2. T. 1 S., R. 41 E., Sec. 6, lots 1–7, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4. Containing 3,173.88 acres, more or less. jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES In exchange, the United States would acquire the coal within the followingdescribed non-Federal land in Rosebud County, Montana, from Nance Brown: Principal Meridian, Montana T. 5 S., R. 42 E., Sec. 25, lot 5, E1⁄2E1⁄2; and Sec. 35, E1⁄2, E1⁄2SW1⁄4. T. 6 S., R. 42 E., Sec. 1, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, E1⁄2SE1⁄4, SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 12, E1⁄2E1⁄2, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, W1⁄2SE1⁄4; and VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:42 Oct 06, 2010 Jkt 223001 Sec. 13, NE1⁄4NE1⁄4. T. 4 S., R. 43 E., Sec. 23, lot 2, SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 24, lots 2–4, S1⁄2SW1⁄4, NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 25, W1⁄2NW1⁄4; Sec. 26, NE1⁄4, E1⁄2W1⁄2, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4, SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 27, lot 1; Sec. 33, lot 1; Sec. 34, S1⁄2NE1⁄4, SW1⁄4, W1⁄2SE1⁄4; and Sec. 35, W1⁄2NW1⁄4. T. 5 S., R. 43 E., Sec. 3, lots 3 and 4; and Sec. 9, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4. T. 6 S., R. 43 E., Sec. 6, lots 2–7. SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 7, lots 1–4, E1⁄2W1⁄2; and Sec. 18, lots 1 and 2, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4. Containing 3,379.55 acres, more or less. Further information regarding this exchange can be found in the Environmental Analysis (EA). A hardcopy of the EA can be viewed at the BLM Miles City Field Office, 111 Garryowen Rd., Miles City, Montana, on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The EA may also be viewed, as noted above under ADDRESSES, on the BLM’s Miles City Field Office Web page. The EA will be available for public viewing until November 22, 2010. The BLM will use the following procedures to facilitate the public meeting: All persons who wish to present an oral statement must register at the door to present comments between 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Any speaker prevented by time constraints from speaking will be encouraged to submit written remarks which will be made part of the record. The meeting will be recorded and a transcript prepared. The transcript and all written submissions will be made a part of the public record of the proposed exchange. Persons not able to attend the meeting are invited to provide written comments. All written comments must be received by the BLM’s Miles City Field Office at the address indicated below by November 22, 2010. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, be advised that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information–may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Comments may be submitted after the publication of the Federal Register Notice. You can submit your written comments to: Bureau of Land Management, Attention: Dan Fox, AVF PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Project Manager, 111 Garryowen Rd., Miles City, MT 59301. The meeting transcript and all written submissions will be forwarded to the U.S. Attorney General, who will have 90 days to advise, in writing, on the antitrust consequences of the proposed exchange. The BLM will make any advice received from the Attorney General a part of the public record on the proposed exchange. The advice from the Attorney General will be considered in making the final decision on the proposed exchange and whether it is in the public interest. The BLM will discuss, in the decision record, the consideration given any advice received from the Attorney General in reaching the final decision on the proposed exchange. Michael D. Nedd, Acting State Director. [FR Doc. 2010–25060 Filed 10–6–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNV912000.L16400000.PH0000.006F 241A; 11–08807; TAS: 14X1109] Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Councils, Nevada Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada will hold a joint meeting of its three Resource Advisory Councils (RACs), the Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin RAC, the Northeastern Great Basin RAC, and the Mojave-Southern Great Basin RAC in Sparks, Nevada. The meeting is open to the public and a public comment period will be available. DATES AND TIMES: Thursday, November 4, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, November 5, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. A public comment period will be held early in the afternoon on Thursday, November 4. Actual time will be posted on the Web and the agenda will be available two weeks days prior to the meeting at http://www.blm.gov/ nv. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rochelle Francisco, telephone: (775) 861–6588, e-mail: rochelle_francisco@blm.gov. E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

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Notice of Public Meeting; Proposed Alluvial Valley Floor Coal 
Exchange Public Interest Factors; Montana

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby notifies the public 
that it will hold a public meeting to consider a proposal to exchange 
Federal coal deposits for Alluvial Valley Floor (AVF) fee coal pursuant 
to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, as 
amended, and the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) of 
1977. This exchange (serial number MTM-99236) has been proposed by Jay 
Nance, Brett A. Boedecker, as personal representative for Susanne N. 
Boedecker, Joseph P. Hayes, Patricia Hayes Rodolph, and the Brown 
Cattle Company Shareholders Coal Trust, collectively referred to as 
Nance-Brown.

DATES: A public meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on 
October 19, 2010.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at The Bicentennial Library 
of Colstrip at 417 Willow Avenue, Colstrip, Montana. The Alluvial 
Valley Floor Environmental Assessment can be viewed on the BLM's Miles 
City Field Office Web page located at http://www.blm.gov/mt/st/en/fo/miles_city_field_office.html.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Fox, AVF Project Manager, BLM 
Miles City Field Office, 111 Garryowen Road, Miles City, Montana 59301, 
telephone 406-233-3664.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    As required under the BLM's regulations at 43 CFR 2203.3, a public 
meeting must be held after completion of an environmental analysis and 
prior to the issuance of a notice of decision. The purpose of this 
public meeting will be to receive oral and written testimony and 
comments on the public interest factors (see determination of public 
interest at 43 CFR 2200.0-6 (b)) associated with the Nance-Brown 
exchange.
    The exchange proponents, Nance-Brown, seek an exchange as required 
by section 510(b)(5) of SMCRA, which provides that owners of coal 
determined to be unminable due to prohibitions against mining coal 
within an alluvial valley floor, west of the 100th meridian, west 
longitude, are entitled to an exchange of coal with the Federal 
Government (30 U.S.C. 1260(b)(5)). Pursuant to section 510 of SMCRA and 
the revised stipulation entered on January 29, 2010, in Nance v. 
Salazar, No. CV-06-125-BLG-RFC (D. Montana), the BLM is considering an 
exchange of Federal coal in Montana, within the Ashenhurst Tract, to 
equal the value, as determined by appraisal, of approximately 3,379.55 
acres of non-Federal coal in the alluvial valley floor of the Tongue 
River, in Montana, owned by Nance-Brown.
    The Federal coal in the following-described land in Rosebud County, 
Montana, is being considered for exchange by the United States:

Ashenhurst Tract

Principal Meridian, Montana

T. 1 N., R. 40 E.,
    Sec. 22, all;
    Sec. 26, all;
    Sec. 28, all; and
    Sec. 34, lots 1-4, N\1/2\, N\1/2\S\1/2\.
T. 1 S., R. 41 E.,
    Sec. 6, lots 1-7, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\, 
SE\1/4\.

    Containing 3,173.88 acres, more or less.

    In exchange, the United States would acquire the coal within the 
following-described non-Federal land in Rosebud County, Montana, from 
Nance Brown:

Principal Meridian, Montana

T. 5 S., R. 42 E.,
    Sec. 25, lot 5, E\1/2\E\1/2\; and
    Sec. 35, E\1/2\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\.
T. 6 S., R. 42 E.,
    Sec. 1, SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\SE\1/4\, SW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 12, E\1/2\E\1/2\, SW\1/4\NE\1/4\, SE\1/4\SW\1/4\, W\1/
2\SE\1/4\; and
    Sec. 13, NE\1/4\NE\1/4\.
T. 4 S., R. 43 E.,
    Sec. 23, lot 2, SE\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 24, lots 2-4, S\1/2\SW\1/4\, NE\1/4\SE\1/4\, SW\1/4\SE\1/
4\;
    Sec. 25, W\1/2\NW\1/4\;
    Sec. 26, NE\1/4\, E\1/2\W\1/2\, SW\1/4\NW\1/4\, N\1/2\SE\1/4\, 
SW\1/4\SE\1/4\;
    Sec. 27, lot 1;
    Sec. 33, lot 1;
    Sec. 34, S\1/2\NE\1/4\, SW\1/4\, W\1/2\SE\1/4\; and
    Sec. 35, W\1/2\NW\1/4\.
T. 5 S., R. 43 E.,
    Sec. 3, lots 3 and 4; and
    Sec. 9, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, NE\1/4\SW\1/4\.
T. 6 S., R. 43 E.,
    Sec. 6, lots 2-7. SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 7, lots 1-4, E\1/2\W\1/2\; and
    Sec. 18, lots 1 and 2, NW\1/4\NE\1/4\, NE\1/4\NW\1/4\.
    Containing 3,379.55 acres, more or less.

    Further information regarding this exchange can be found in the 
Environmental Analysis (EA). A hardcopy of the EA can be viewed at the 
BLM Miles City Field Office, 111 Garryowen Rd., Miles City, Montana, on 
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The EA may also be viewed, 
as noted above under ADDRESSES, on the BLM's Miles City Field Office 
Web page. The EA will be available for public viewing until November 
22, 2010.
    The BLM will use the following procedures to facilitate the public 
meeting: All persons who wish to present an oral statement must 
register at the door to present comments between 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on 
the day of the meeting. Any speaker prevented by time constraints from 
speaking will be encouraged to submit written remarks which will be 
made part of the record. The meeting will be recorded and a transcript 
prepared. The transcript and all written submissions will be made a 
part of the public record of the proposed exchange. Persons not able to 
attend the meeting are invited to provide written comments. All written 
comments must be received by the BLM's Miles City Field Office at the 
address indicated below by November 22, 2010. Before including your 
address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying 
information in your comments, be advised that your entire comment--
including your personal identifying information-may be made publicly 
available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold 
your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so. Comments may be submitted 
after the publication of the Federal Register Notice. You can submit 
your written comments to: Bureau of Land Management, Attention: Dan 
Fox, AVF Project Manager, 111 Garryowen Rd., Miles City, MT 59301.
    The meeting transcript and all written submissions will be 
forwarded to the U.S. Attorney General, who will have 90 days to 
advise, in writing, on the anti-trust consequences of the proposed 
exchange. The BLM will make any advice received from the Attorney 
General a part of the public record on the proposed exchange. The 
advice from the Attorney General will be considered in making the final 
decision on the proposed exchange and whether it is in the public 
interest. The BLM will discuss, in the decision record, the 
consideration given any advice received from the Attorney General in 
reaching the final decision on the proposed exchange.

Michael D. Nedd,
Acting State Director.
[FR Doc. 2010-25060 Filed 10-6-10; 8:45 am]
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